the wheel workers - citizens


“White Lies/All My Fault,” the new split single from Houston-based band The Wheel Workers—may be a pair of songs aimed straight at Donald Trump and the 2016 election, but musically and lyrically, it extends far beyond the political heat of the moment."

- Alex McLevy, The A.V. Club


"They are simultaneously brilliant and down-to-earth, sincerely progressive and catchy as hell, that rare band that can incorporate thoughtful politics into music while keeping things fun and engaging...The Wheel Workers are freaking awesome, and [with Citizens] they’ve gone a very different direction from the path they marched down last time. And it’s good. Oh, is it good." - Jeremy Hart, Space City Rock


"On their third full-length album, Citizens .... is Higginbotham's best and most fully realized set of songs to date." - Chris Gray, Houston Press

"Loving our latest track premiere ["Yodel" by] Houston's brightest hope. Damn. Seriously righteous."  - BLURT

"if you happened to miss when I said that this record was top notch, then I’ll just say again that it’s a true masterpiece.." - David Garrick, Free Press Houston


Vocals, Guitar / Steven Higginbotham

Keyboard, Vocals / Erin Rodgers

Keyboard, Guitar / Craig Wilkins

Drums / Kevin Radomski

Bass / Zeek Garcia


News & Updates



We've got four shows coming up soon:  Friday, 3/31 in Bryan at Revolution, Saturday, 4/1 at White Oak Music Hall to celebrate the release of Glass the Sky's LP1, and A Sundae Drive's Versailles.  Two fantastic albums released at the same show!  Then we're heading out to Lake Charles, Louisiana to play Luna Live on April 8th.  Last, but not least, we're playing Secret Group with our Denton favorites Criminal Birds along with badass Austin band Quiet Company.



We've got a really cool FREE SHOW coming up Friday, December 16th at Walters.  Funeral Horse and The Wheel Workers have tried for a while to make a show happen together, and the day has finally arrived!  Levees, a great band from San Antonio, will be on hand as well to celebrate the release of their debut album.


As for ourselves, we recently released an election-related single featuring two new songs and will be playing some new material at the show.  






First, we've just released our Election 2016 single, White Lies, premiered on The Onion's A.V. Club!  You can now download it for free on bandcamp.  Next, we were just nominated in the most "Woke" category for this year's Houston Press Music Awards!  We really appreciate all the support we've received lately, and are busily working on a ton of new music. 



We've got an Election 2016 digital single coming out on November 4th!  It will be available for free at our bandcamp.  To celebrate, we'll have a couple shows, one in Houston on Wednesday 10/26 at Satellite Bar, and the other in Denton at Harvest House Friday, 10/28.  







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